ABOUT THE FILM
“Everyone has a plan until they’ve been hit.” —Joe Lewis
Logline: A production crew is shooting a beer commercial in an open bar, but when drunk patrons interrupt filming, the film crew and bar regulars decide to settle their differences with their fists in an epic bar fight.
HARD OUT is a short film that showcases the talents of the Pacific Northwest film community. Everyone on the team - actors, stunt performers, writers, cinematographers, directors, and production crew - are excited to bring this rollicking story to life.
HARD OUT is a story with everything: drama, comedy, action, suspense - and beer! Shooting this film, with its intricately choreographed fight scenes, will make a great addition to everyone’s professional demo reels. And ultimately, no matter what role we play in the production of HARD OUT, we are all passionate about filmmaking.
We’d like you to be a part of the HARD OUT team, too! We can use everyone’s support, whether it’s contributing to our gofundme campaign, attending our fun (and stunt-filled) promotional events, or simply sharing the word about HARD OUT on social media.
Thanks for visiting our page, and stay tuned for updates!
“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”—Benjamin Franklin
“I don't have a drinking problem, 'cept when I can't get a drink." —Tom Waits
BEHIND THE SCENES
“Here’s to alcohol, the cause of, and solution to, all life’s problems.”
—Homer Simpson, The Simpsons
See how Ben and Brett branded the look and feel of HARD OUT Upcoming Crew & Cast Photo session coming soon...
We'll be heading up to Concrete, WA soon to see how all of our cool props are coming along. Props Mast/Production Design - Peter Spawn
Coming soon...we'll get a behind the scenes look at how complex fire stunts are done with Stunt Coordinator - Drago.
“No violence, gentlemen — no violence, I beg of you! Consider the furniture!”—Arthur Conan Doyle
“What good can drinkin' do, what good can drinkin' do? / Lord, I drink all night but the next day I still feel blue.” —Janis Joplin
In 2009 musician and composer Wayne Horvitz approached longtime Seattle bar, restaurant and venue owners Tia Matthies and Steve Freeborn about partnering on a new project in Seattle. After two years of planning and development, the Royal Room opened in historic Columbia City in December 2011.
With permanent backline, recording and video, a grand piano and a generous stage, the venue has been designed to serve the musicians and artists who will be performing. The restaurant and bar has a comfortable neighborhood feel that welcomes patrons of all ages and varied tastes, from an after work happy hour to late in the evening.
The music featured at the Royal Room covers a wide range of styles, with an emphasis on creative programming and development. This allows artists to work on projects in a collaborative community space.
Flying Lion is a family operation in Columbia City, Seattle, conceived by four beer-loving brothers and our parents. It all started with root beer batches in the basement and dinner-table discussions about beer flavors and hop utilization. Years, beers, and many late nights later, we built the brewery we’d always dreamed of right here in south Seattle.
After opening in 2014, we’ve welcomed a few more craft-beer-loving people to the team, grown out of some of our old 3 bbl fermentors, added a bunch of taps, and started shipping our kegs around the city. We hope you’ll join us soon on this adventure we call Flying Lion Brewing!